OBITUARY

Alice Carolyn Plunkett

June 15, 1928January 1, 2019
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Alice Carolyn Plunkett, age 90, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at Friendship Village, Trotwood. She was preceded in death by her parents, Byron and Margaret (Hayward) Epley; grandparents, Carl and Pearl (Webster) Epley; and brother, Byron “Jerry” Epley, D.D.S. She is survived by her beloved husband of 73 years, Dale M. Plunkett, and two sons: Jerry (Marti) Plunkett of Springboro and Mark (Cheryl) Plunkett of Columbus. Eight grandchildren also survive her: Anna (Danny) Helton, Jennifer (Jay) Ratermann, Matthew (Rebecca) Plunkett, Marie (David) Valentine-Elam, Carolyn Plunkett, Mark (Allie) Plunkett, Jessica Plunkett, and Luke (Natalie) Plunkett. Twenty-one great-grandchildren also survive her. Carolyn was a teacher at Fairbrook Elementary School in Beavercreek and Highview Elementary in Dayton. She was also a member of Walnut Grove Country Club for 35 years. A memorial service will be held at the Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. Friends may gather at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service on Saturday. Contributions may be made to VITAS Hospice in lieu of flowers. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alice Carolyn Plunkett

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Sherry Stevens

January 19, 2019

Carolyn was my 6th grade teacher at Fairbrook Elementary. I always admired how she carried herself with grace as if she was royalty. She was tough on the girls in class if they wore their skirts too short or wore heavy makeup. She taught us manners. She talked to us about her foreign exchange student which really interested me. Before I knew it, she helped get me a pen pal from Australia. Several years ago, I asked Mark on Facebook if his Mom was Carolyn Plunkett. He replied yes and that I should write to her on FB! She and I corresponded for nearly 2 years on and off and I’m so grateful for those memories. When I heard that Carolyn passed, I cried as though she were a good friend....because she was. I loved her so. I’m sorry I’m in OKC and can’t be there for the memorial. RIP Mrs Plunkett.

Will Hankey

January 18, 2019

So sorry to hear about Carolyn. She was a remarkable lady. We had such great times together at Walnut Grove and in Florida. She and El were great friends. You have our sympathies.
Will Hankey

Jill Bacon (Coombs)

January 13, 2019

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When I was 23ish I had the most wonderful opportunity to live with Aunt Honey and Uncle Dale while working an assignment in Xenia, OH (I think that was the name of the town). That was so much fun living with them. Aunt Honey showed me the most wonderful way to eat oatmeal...with peanut butter. I never eat oatmeal without peanut butter and I thank Aunt Honey for introducing me to that. Uncle Dale introduces me to radish and butter (I think it was butter)sandwiches. He cut the radishes so thin:) during that time, I got to take many bike rides with Aunt Honey and Uncle Dale and their friends. What an amazing opportunity that was!

Oh also during those months that I lived with Aunt Honey and Uncle Dale I learned that I looooove home grown tomatoes. Uncle Dales tomatoes out of the garden were so amazing!

Another memory was watching Aunt Honey and Uncle Dale on the dance floor at all of our wedding receptions. Just love them!!!

So many memories. Those are the ones I wanted to, for sure, share with everyone.

Jill Bacon (Coombs)

January 13, 2019

My first memory of Aunt Honey and Uncle Dale is when I was probably 4 years old. We lived in Jeffersonville on Virginia Avenue and they came for Thanksgiving and brought these very cool activity books. One was a circus, one a zoo, and one a city (I think) and it was a book where you could punch out buildings and people and objects and pit them together to create a town, circus, and zoo. I remember playing with those activity books in the foyer area of our house by the front door. That is my first memory.

Thru my childhood years I remember Thanksgivings and our annual trip to Kings Island. Aunt Honey taught me how to shuffle a deck of cards (including doing the bridge which was so cool to learn) and she taught me how to play Euchre. Playing Euchre with Aunt Honey and Uncle Dale is one of my most vivid memories.

One of our favorite games was to try and guess what color shirt Uncle Dale would wear to Kings Island. I remember riding specific rides at Kings Island. The one I remember the nose was a scrambler type ride that went around and around but also up and down. It had green cars, yellow cars, and peachy colored cars and Aunt Honey always let me pick which color car she and I would sit in.

I also remember staying at Aunt Honeys and Uncle Dales and walking in the park and seeing and hearing the bells when I was a little girl.

I remember when Aunt Honey graduated from college. I had to be so young like 8 or 9 or 10 but I remember what a big deal that was to my mom. My mom was so proud of Aunt Honey and that made me so proud of Aunt Honey even though I really at that age didn’t realize just what a big deal that was. Aunt Honey’s college graduation was I’m sure my very first college graduation I ever attended. I have only vague memories of that event but I do remember seeing Aunt Honey in her cap and gown. 😁

Pam Urie

January 7, 2019

So sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. She was a beautiful, kind, gracious lady. Our condolences to Dale and family. Pam, Gord, and Morag.

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